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1918 Bistro and Grill

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94 Murray Street, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
+61 8 8563 0405
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: THE STORY BEHIND 1918 The Great War was drawing to a close when Friedrich...
THE STORY BEHIND 1918 The Great War was drawing to a close when Friedrich Carl Gottleib Wallent put the finishing touches to his fine home in Murray Street, by chiseling the date in the foundation stone by the front door. His son Morris later became the mayor of Tanunda and took over the family home. More than 70 years later in 1992, an enterprising group of locals turned the proud Wallent home into the Barossa's first bistro grill - a friendly and generous place where Barossa winemakers could entertain their guests and visitors could relax after a hard day's wine tasting. In 1998 Tanya and Sid King visited 1918 as guests 17 years later, in 2015 the opportunity arose for The King Family to be the new custodians of this fine home of Barossa Hospitality. They are passionate about serving fresh, seasonally-inspired cuisine, accompanied by carefully selected wines from the Barossa's best and iconic Australian and International wineries - but guests are also welcome to bring their own special bottle. What you'll also find is a youthful passion and buzz, modern Australian tastes and flavours that are borrowed from Asia and the Middle East, and a genuine willingness to please.
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  • 55
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A star in Tanunda

We had a delightful dinner with friends. The food was excellent and the wait staff very helpful with dealing with my wife's allergies. We brought our own wines and the bottles were decanted and kept near to the table. Because there are different rooms the ambience was cosy. The log fire warmed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a delightful dinner with friends. The food was excellent and the wait staff very helpful with dealing with my wife's allergies. We brought our own wines and the bottles were decanted and kept near to the table. Because there are different rooms the ambience was cosy. The log fire warmed the room. Wait staff seemed unaware that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When I arrived in Barossa, I wanted to let my family tried what the restaurants in here had to offer as I have heard quite a lot about it. I tried to check whether they are free on saturday night. The place are fully booked-which is a mistake on my part anyway. Nevertheless, the staff mentioned the day after that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

There has been a change of owners since I last visited here so I was a little bit worried about whether the experience would be as good as the last time. There was no need to worry - the food was still amazing and perfectly presented We arrived at opening and ordered immediately as we had toddler in tow and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had our anniversary dinner there Friday night. Magnificent meal, 1st class. Desert, Bailys icecream was yum too. Great friendly service also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow wow wow this restaurant over the years has never disappointed. The food and service was top notch. We are already planning our next visit. Corkage was $15 per bottle we took along a fantastic 2008 Barossa John Duval. Put it on your to do list !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great weekend away from Melbourne, the food in this restaurant was good, and the lovely Irish lady that served us was "great " wonderful sense of Humour, we were a party of six people and we all enjoyed the meals that we choose and the wine "Glaetzer Bishop 2009 was superb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After sampling a few wineries we had a booking at this iconic venue. Built inside a large old house this restaurant was not only homely but absolutely top class . We choose off a reduced menu as there were 22 of us but no one walk away unsatisfied . Just a beautiful meal in a lovely setting in front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food could not faulted with a great wine list to match. We were very lucky to get a booking at such short notice but they squeezed in us in for the later sitting. The waiter was very friendly although did manager to spill red wine over the table and a little on my white shirt on first pour, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Their $70 5 course degustation was our choice of what was on offer for Friday lunch at the “be consumed Gourmet Weekend" & the food was excellent & on par with many other degustations we have tried at various wineries in our 2 & 1/2 years travelling around oz. You also cannot complain about the service and all staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

the food was lovely the staff were great the we spent 194 for the best lunch for 2 ever the baileys ice cream desert, the garlic mushrooms and the beef cheeks were amazing actually everything was amazing only downside was the price of water but i wasn't even mad because the food and wine was perfect we took our newborn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Murray Street, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Barossa Valley  >  Tanunda
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8563 0405

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 29
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

THE STORY BEHIND 1918 The Great War was drawing to a close when Friedrich Carl Gottleib Wallent put the finishing touches to his fine home in Murray Street, by chiseling the date in the foundation stone by the front door. His son Morris later became the mayor of Tanunda and took over the family home. More than 70 years later in 1992, an enterprising group of locals turned the proud Wallent home into the Barossa's first bistro grill - a friendly and generous place where Barossa winemakers could entertain their guests and visitors could relax after a hard day's wine tasting. In 1998 Tanya and Sid King visited 1918 as guests 17 years later, in 2015 the opportunity arose for The King Family to be the new custodians of this fine home of Barossa Hospitality. They are passionate about serving fresh, seasonally-inspired cuisine, accompanied by carefully selected wines from the Barossa's best and iconic Australian and International wineries - but guests are also welcome to bring their own special bottle. What you'll also find is a youthful passion and buzz, modern Australian tastes and flavours that are borrowed from Asia and the Middle East, and a genuine willingness to please.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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